What's New May 2016 Online Continuing Education Program Topics Obstetrics Topic: Mental Health Issues in Pregnancy Course 1: Managing Bipolar Disorder in Pregnancy In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Review the epidemiology and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Discuss the medication management of bipolar disorder in pregnancy and lactation. Describe psychosocial factors commonly associated with bipolar disorder that can increase fetal and maternal health risk. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only.) Course 2: Perinatal Loss and Bereavement In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: List five factors influencing perinatal bereavement. Describe the process of recovery from perinatal loss. Describe strategies for engaging the entire family in perinatal loss. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only.) Gynecology Course Topic: Immigration and Women’s Healthcare in the United States In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: List typical symptoms and physical examination findings associated with the most common forms of infectious vulvovaginitis. Describe typical vaginal pH, “whiff test,” and microscopy findings for the most common forms of infectious vulvovaginitis. Identify three noninfectious causes of vulvovaginitis. In addition to these course materials, here is what else is new this month: New Clinical Quandary question New Video course eligible for CNE Contact Hour credit (only) Access to a new web-rounds online lecture Brand new menoPAUSE article Link to our overarching course objectives: Obstetric with Fetal Monitoring Antepartum/Postpartum Gynecology Sign up for the periFACTS® Online Continuing Education program to access these credit-bearing courses and educational materials! Our New LMS is Here! We are excited to announce the launch of our NEW periFACTS® Learning Management System (LMS)! 2015 Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Winner Congratulations to Michele Edwards-Lynch from Geisinger Health System of Wilkes Barre, PA for the winning suggestion from our 2015 Annual Customer Satisfaction survey! We asked all of our Online Continuing Education Program participants if they were the Program Director for periFACTS®, what would they change or add to make our program better? Our program change we are going to implement in 2016 and the suggestion made was to convert our fetal heart rate (FHR) tracings from European scale to American scale. We will be converting our FHR tracings starting January 1, 2016 to American scale and all new fetal monitoring programs in 2016 will also include the American scale for the FHR tracings. Thank you to all of our participants for the great feedback! With our new learning management system we are launching in 2016, many more additions and changes are to come to improve and enhance your periFACTS® experience! Suggestion: I would change the scale paper to what we use in the US to read strips. Now Available! Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care and Essentials of Pain Management! NEW! Our Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care (EIONC) program is ideal for both new and experienced nursing professionals to introduce and reinforce the essentials of inpatient obstetric nursing care. The series is designed to orient nurses new to the perinatal unit and provide the most current and comprehensive education for more experienced staff, allowing educators to reinforce knowledge and establish consistent care across the unit. The program will help reduce risk and errors, increase efficiency and patient care, reinforce and document staff competency, and grow the knowledge and skills of the nurses in your unit. The series is made up of six courses and is eligible for up to 50 CNE Contact Hours. Our Essentials of Pain Management series was developed with all health care providers in mind, not just women's health providers, to provide an overview of the fundamentals of pain medicine, in addition to identifying best practices and practical approaches to the treatment of common pain disorders and clinical situations. The nine-course series addresses the need for continuing education for clinicians treating people with pain and is designed to advance patient outcomes by improving the assessment, treatment, and management of patients with various pain disorders. Each course includes a 10 question post-test with multiple attempts, and awards up to 26.25 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours (22.5 PHARM). This program offers the flexibility to access each course online at any time for staff and educator convenience, and offers hospital systems the ability to document staff proficiency and validate staff knowledge. This series will help reduce risk and errors, increase efficiency and patient care, reinforce and document staff competency, and grow the knowledge and skills of the providers in your healthcare system. Series subscriptions are available for individual providers and to hospital groups. Shop our NEW Essentials Courses today! Official Rules and Winner: October Store Promotion 2015 October periFACTS® Store contest to WIN a 1-year individual subscription to our Online Continuing Education Program. No Purchase necessary, see official rules for entry by mail and winner information. Official Rules Congratulations to Alisa Kubala of Wadsworth, IL, our 2015 October Shop & Win Contest winner! She will receive a 1-year subscription of her choice to our periFACTS® Online Continuing Education program! Become a periFACTS® Ambassador! We are excited to roll out our brand new periFACTS® Ambassador Program! Each individual who successfully signs up a NEW group of 15 or more members to our Online Continuing Education program, will receive a FREE 1-year subscription! Learn more today! Fetal Monitoring Textbook & Post-Test Check out our NEW Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice Textbook and Online Post-Test Bundle! Earn up to 28.0 CNE Contact Hours with up to 25.95 EFM Credits. Our online post-test is designed for individual clinicians who want to validate and expand their knowledge, and for managers and educators to document staff proficiency. Save 15% of the cover price with our bundle for only $99.95 with FREE textbook S&H! Learn more No Start-up Fee! We are now offering our Online Continuing Education program with no start-up fees, effective 3/2/15! Each new, individual or group subscriber will receive a free, electronic welcome guide that includes an electronic copy of our Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice textbook and our “Getting Started” guide. Hard copies of our textbook are available for order at a special member’s price of only $53.96 and includes FREE Shipping and Handling! Not valid on previous purchases. Fetal Monitoring Resources NEW! Check out our new Fetal Monitoring Resources page in our online store! Check out all of our offerings for all levels of EFM providers. We offer educational tools, including our best-selling Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Textbook, Online Courses including (CNE) Nursing Contact Hours, FHR Strip Interpretation Videos and much more! Link New Books in Our Store Visit our new Book Shelf in our secure, online store to view our selection of books on a variety of topics, including OB/GYN, women's health and leadership. Store Link 2016 Topics We are excited to announce our topics planned for our 2016 periFACTS Online Continuing Education program for the Obstetrics program. 2016 Topic List *Please note 2016 topics subject to change. Free Trial - Antepartum/Postpartum We are happy to announce we have expanded our FREE trial to our PeriFACTS® Online Continuing Education program to include our Antepartum/Postpartum course. Trial subscribers will now have the option to choose from either our Obstetrics with Fetal Monitoring or our Antepartum/Postpartum courses to preview. Our Gynecology course is included in both programs. We also offer Nursing Contact Hour credit for the successful completion of our courses during your trial period. Learn more Word Search As part of National Game & Puzzle Week, here is a free, OB/GYN-themed Word Search. Enjoy! Word Search Puzzle 2015 Topics Check out our 2015 Topics* for the periFACTS® OB/GYN Academy's annual online continuing education program. *2015 topics subject to change without notice. New - periFACTS® Library periFACTS® now is making its content available to those who do not participate in our program. After our learning materials (articles and review tests) close for our participants, they will be available for purchase on our store. Nursing contact hours are included. menoPAUSE Medicine Starting in September 2013, we proudly added an additional article to our monthly periFACTS® program titled "menoPAUSE." Each month, the "menoPAUSE" medicine article will provide readers with a short discussion regarding various aspects on the menopause transition. Another added benefit to subscribing to out monthly periFACTS® program! Sign up today in our store! Our New Book is Here! We are pleased to announce the release of our new fetal monitoring textbook, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice! Completely revised to update terminology and to include the most up-to-date information on maternal and fetal physiology and its use in interpretation of fetal assessment Now in color, making fetal heart rate tracings easier to see and interpret Review questions at the end of every chapter New clinical case studies to test your fetal heart rate interpretation skills Order online through our store today!